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Apr 26, 2018

Real estate lease holders should get a jump on Straight-Line Rent Reporting

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) to improve financial reporting on leasing transactions. The new standard comes into effect on December 15, 2018 for public companies. The ASU impacts all companies that lease real estate assets, including leases for real property that are longer than 12 months.

Apr 25, 2018

Advisor technology: the integration imperative

It’s clear from advisor focused publications and conferences that firms have a wide choice of technology solutions to help create a differentiated client experience. The trick isn’t simply acquiring the right solutions, but making them work together and share data seamlessly—ideally through a single point of entry.

Apr 23, 2018

Why big data and AI is the future for asset managers

Big data and the various forms of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, natural language processing (NLP) and robotic process automation (RPA) are already transforming the asset management world. But we are only at the beginning of what is possible—and what asset managers will have to embrace if they want to keep up.

Apr 19, 2018

Low touch trading: A new strategy

The rapid development of new technologies has shifted the electronic trading landscape dramatically, leaving many in our industry scrambling to meet new demands.  Here’s what you need to know so you can effectively integrate low touch trading as a complement to your existing high touch strategy.

Apr 18, 2018

Understanding and preparing for GDPR

On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. There’s a fair amount to unpack with this new regulation; read on for a brief overview and how SS&C is preparing for GDPR.

Apr 17, 2018

Why private equity firms are investing in emerging markets

While private equity capital raising has been successful, limited partner (LP) tolerance will be tested if their money is not deployed in a timely fashion. Many LP’s are asking whether private equity realtors are sustainable in the long-term given asset valuations.

Apr 16, 2018

Case Study: Quantopian, innovative technology start-up or new breed of asset manager?

Innovative technology start-up or a new breed of asset manager?  Boston-based Quantopian provides a global forum for talented people to write investment algorithms. After rigorous testing of the algorithms and due diligence on their authors, Quantopian’s research team selects the best strategies to trade in the firm’s fund.  Authors of the winning strategies may then be compensated with a 10% performance-based royalty.

Apr 13, 2018

Benefits of tax automation

In an increasingly complex business world, automating the tax process is necessary for increasing accuracy and driving efficiency.  Tax automation improves transparency and compliance, mitigates undue burdens on personnel, allows for greater collaboration and ultimately allows for a more sustainable tax platform.